By Edwin Cheserek and James Munyeki
Tot-Biretwa Road was extensively resulting into a transport crisis.
Similarly, Cheptarbei Bridge, which connects farmers in the region to various markets was destroyed. Herders in Laikipia County shepherd their animals to safer grounds. [Photo: James Munyeki/Standard]
Herders in Laikipia County shepherd their animals to safer grounds. [Photo: James Munyeki/Standard]
"Our produce is rotting in farms because we cannot access markets due to poor road network," said Peter Kihara, a banana farmer.
He said mango and tomato farmers are counting losses after lorries ferrying the produce ended their journeys at the damaged bridge.
Transport along Kerio Valley to towns such as Iten and Eldoret was also hampered. Mr Luka Ngâarengan, chairman of Marakwet farmers said Mon River changed its course, destroying the bridge.
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He urged Ministry of Roads to repair worst affected sections of the road. "The road has been completely cut off. It is a disaster that requires urgent intervention from relevant authorities," said Ngâarengan.
In Laikipia, transport along Rumuruti-Maralal Road was paralysed after a section of the highway was washed away.